The Chevrolet Blazer will see a minor refresh for the 2023 model year. As previously expected based on spy photos, the 2-row midsize SUV will get an updated front fascia, a newer infotainment system, and other changes such as wireless charging, sleeker headlights, and more this year.
The front of the new Blazer features a sharper look akin to the restyled 2022 Equinox. An updated grille design, as well as new LED headlamps and taillamps, give the SUV a more premium look than before whether you're choosing the LT, RS, or Premier trims.
Inside, the 2023 Blazer's infotainment system will get a new 10-inch touchscreen. Wireless charging will be standard in the Blazer RS and Premier but is also available on higher-spec LT models. Like other GM SUVs, 4G LTE WiFi is available with a compatible data plan.
Under the hood, 2023 Blazer powertrain options remain unchanged with a choice of a 2.0T 4-cylinder engine making 228 hp or a 3.6L naturally-aspirated V6 making 308 hp. The turbo is standard in the Blazer LT and Premier. The V6 is standard in the Blazer RS and available in higher-spec LT models and the Premier trim.
In terms of safety features, automatic emergency braking is being expanded to the LT trim. Previously, driver assistance features like this were limited to the most expensive configurations. Other noteworthy features include pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and more.
Stay tuned for our full overview at a later date.
Pricing & Release Date
Chevy says the 2023 Blazer will go on sale in the summer of 2022.
2023 Chevy Blazer pricing has not yet been released. The current Blazer's MSRP starts at $34,595 including destination, $7,600 more than the Chevy Equinox. If the model only gets minor updates, we would expect a slight price increase. A year ago, the Blazer's base price rose when the entry-level L trim was discontinued.
Down the road, the most exciting development will be the addition of an all-electric Blazer EV for 2024. While full specs and pricing have not yet been disclosed, GM will sell the crossover alongside a first-ever 2024 Equinox EV. The company will reportedly introduce cheaper EVs in the future based on its Ultium battery tech.
Pictured: 2023 Chevrolet Blazer